Hi my dearies. Well, here we are, February already! I feel in my waters that this will be a year that will fly off the shelves. Not great for us oldies who want to savour every single moment, but by taking my Light Touch 2018 approach to the year I've got a feeling it's gonna be GOOD!! It's going to be the year that I feel some sense of actual achievement.
Another feeling I'm getting is that there's something in the air that I'm breathing at the moment.
I'm seeing what's happening in this wondrous world of ours and thinking, OK, surely we can do this better? Hold on, can I do things better?
Maybe there is something in the air and it's Spring!
I feel like I'm waking up from hibernation and I'm hungry for change. (Or just plain hungry!)
Today, the wind has dropped, the rain's not teeming down and the sun is out.
It's bloomin' cold but at least it's beginning to look a lot like springtime.
Primula (Paperwhites) and daffodils have burst out along the hedgerows.
That says spring to me. Maybe spring is the time for change. Maybe this is my Pout Spring!
But enough of this quiet reflection. That's not what you pop in here for, is it?
Yesterday wasn't about quiet reflection or walks through country lanes.
It was a day of action, delivering more decluttering to various charity depots.
So, did I want to wear jeans and a gilet to go about my charitable works?
A tweed skirt and cardi to keep my arthritic limbs warm?
Naah. Ever the iconoclast, I wanted edgy feminine casual. That's what I'll call this look.
I took my biker jeans (edgy) in the direction of something girlie and ruffled (feminine). topped with a snug jacardi (casual). Ipso facto. Edgy feminine casual.
And what about this, my dears - my silver leaf necklace?
I mentioned some months ago that I'd discovered an exciting innovation. And here I demonstrate it.
On the left, the pendant is long and lost in all that rufflage.
On the right, it's sitting neatly proud of the ruffles.
My silver leaf is showcased, as it deserves.
The innovation is soooooo simple. My jeweller (gadds that sounds so grand!), let's start that one again. My mate Paul, who happens to be a jeweller, fitted a slightly larger link on the chain as seen on the right. Subtle, huh?
The lobster claw fixing can fit into the ring.
This means that I can close the chain at the very end, making a long pendant for jumpers etc.
Or I can fix it through the additional link and it becomes a shorter necklace!
Is that Taadaaah or what?
I'm showing you this because if you want to double the mileage on gold or silver chains to create different drop lengths for different outfits, pop in to your local jeweller and I'm sure you'll get this smart little innovation fitted for a quid or two.
If this is my Light Touch 2018, then I think I can notch that one up as small step making a big change.
So, how about you, my dear readers, are the spring flowers starting to come through where you are?
And are you feeling Something In The Air?
A la perchoine.